Top 10 World Class Managers Currently Without a Job As Thomas Tuchel, Zinedine Zidane Lead List

Top 10 World Class Managers Currently Without a Job As Thomas Tuchel, Zinedine Zidane Lead List

  • A number of experienced football managers are currently without a job after being sacked from their previous roles
  • Zinedine Zidane is one of the few managers in the world who have never been fired, with the Frenchman opting to quit his role voluntarily
  • Thomas Tuchel is the latest high-profile manager to be rendered jobless after he was shown the door at Chelsea earlier in September

Keeping hold of a job in the dugout has proved to be one of the most difficult assignments for any football manager.

In the Premier League, for instance, there have already been two sackings and managerial changes at three different clubs.

Zinedine Zidane, Thomas Tuchel, Ole Gunnar Solskjer, Rafa Benitez, Quique Setien, Chelsea, Premier League.
Zinedine Zidane lifts the UEFA Champions League trophy after Real Madrid's win over Club Atletico de Madrid at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Photo by Matthias Hangst.
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This has been the same scenario across the top five football leagues in Europe, with several other managers currently in danger of losing their jobs.

Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann is one among the many managers under pressure, while in France, Nice's Lucien Favre is facing a similar fate after a poor start to Ligue 1.

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Sports Brief takes a look at the top 10 managers currently without a job:

10. Quique Setien

Quique Setien has yet to land a new job two years after being sacked at Barcelona.

Setien's sacking came after Barca's 8-2 humiliating defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

9. Frank de Boer

Frank de Boer's career as a manager has not quite turned out well for him.

While he enjoyed successful spells with Barcelona and Ajax as a player, he has had his own fair share of struggles as a manager.

De Boer is yet to land another job two years after being sacked as the Netherlands head coach following Oranje's elimination from the Euro 2020 round of 16.

8. Andre Villas-Boas

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Andre Villas-Boas has had a successful managerial career that has seen him ply his trade across Europe with Porto, Chelsea, and Tottenham, among the top clubs he has managed.

However, he is currently unattached after he left Marseille in February 2021.

7. Marcelo Bielsa

The experienced Argentina boss has an illustrious managerial career spanning 35 years.

He shot to the limelight during his time at Leeds United, where he was sacked in February 2022 after a woeful run of results.

6. Jorge Sampaoli

Sampaoli is among the few managers in Europe to walk out of their teams.

His last assignment was with Marseille, who he led to a second-place finish last season before he quit his role after he felt he was not being backed by the club.

5. Rafael Benitez

Rafa has enjoyed a successful career spanning more than three decades.

The tactician has managed top clubs across Europe, including Liverpool and Napoli.

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His last engagement was with Everton, where he was shown the door in January after a string of poor results.

4. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The Norwegian has been absent from the dugout since his sacking at Manchester United in November 2021.

It has been rumoured recently that the former striker is readying himself to return to football management.

3. Joachim Low

Low has spent the majority of his managerial career at the international level.

He took charge of the Germany national football team in 198 games, helping them win the 2014 World Cup.

However, his spell was ended at last year's Euro after Germany were eliminated in the last 16 by England.

2. Thomas Tuchel

Tuchel is the latest casualty to suffer a sacking.

The German was shown the door at Stamford Bridge earlier in September after a slow start to the new season with Chelsea.

He has already been linked with a possible return to management, with Bayern Munich believed to be keen on his services.

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1. Zinedine Zidane

And finally, on the list is Zidane.

Zizou, as he is fondly known, quit his role at Real Madrid under unclear circumstances.

The Frenchman has never been sacked in his managerial career.

Chelsea owner reveals why they had to sack Thomas Tuchel

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has revealed interesting details about why they decided to sack Thomas Tuchel.

Tuchel was relieved of his duties as Chelsea's head coach last week following a spate of poor results.

The German gaffer was sacked barely 15 months after leading the side to Champions League victory. Boehly adopted the ruthless nature of former owner Roman Abramovich by firing Tuchel at the first sight of a dip in form.

Source: Sports Brief News